Proof Seated Liberty Quarters

Proof Seated Liberty Quarters were struck for collectors at the Philadelphia Mint, starting on a regular basis in 1858. Earlier dates exist as well, but the production was more limited and accurate mintage records were not maintained. The most famous of these earlier proof issues is the 1853 Proof with Arrows & Rays, although some other early proofs have even fewer examples known to exist in all grades.

The proof issues struck from 1858 until the end of the series in 1891 are relatively easier to find. Mintages during this time range from a low of 300 pieces to a high of 1,355. Although pieces are generally available for each date, problem-free examples with good eye appeal usually represent the minority of pieces on the market. A full date set of 1858-1891 Proof Seated Liberty Quarters is an enjoyable collection to pursue, and with the right funds can be completed within a few years in grades up to the gem level.

Proof Seated Liberty Quarter Mintages

1858 300
1859 800
1860 1,000
1861 1,000
1862 550
1863 460
1864 470
1865 500
1866 725
1867 625
1868 600
1869 600
1870 1,000
1871 960
1872 950
1873 600
1874 540
1875 700
1876 1,150
1877 510
1878 800
1879 1,100
1880 1,355
1881 975
1882 1,100
1883 1,039
1884 875
1885 930
1886 886
1887 710
1888 832
1889 711
1890 590
1891 600